Related Shows The Happiest Song Plays Last tells the story of cousins Elliot and Yaz, who discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. When Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those that pass through her door. Featuring the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, The Happiest Song Plays Last is the story of a year in Elliot and Yaz’s life. Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Nelson Gonzalez leads the live band. The Happiest Song Plays Last Show Closed This production ended its run on March 23, 2014 View Comments Patience is a virtue! Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last opens off-Broadway March 3. The cast features Anthony Chisholm, Dariush Kashani, Tony Plana, Armando Riesco, Annapurna Sriram and Lauren Velez.